Tuesday, 1 February 2011

The Artistic Stamper February Challenge

January came and went but not to worry because that means there is a new monthly challenge at The Artistic Stamper
Well really.......could it be anything else?! :)

Here is my love thing.......if you'll pardon the expression! LOL

The thought of going to Paris this year sent me all Ooh la la!

I went for the postcard format (6x4 inches) and stamped the naked lady from the nudes 063 plate and heat embossed with Ranger copper EP.
...I'm sorry but.....no matter how I tried...
....I just could not capture on film the gorgeousness of the finish this gives ;(

Spritzed a bit of Distress antique linen and dried marigold on the lady to add a bit of colour to her naked flesh.
.....ooh er!
...added Distress Ink faded jeans around the edges at the bottom and spiced marmalade at the top
...(where it overlapped in the middle I got a subtle green colour....lovely ;)
...masked the lady and carried on with the rest of the stamping.
....ruler stamped in Archival coffee...post card stamped in Archival crimson...and the word "original" in Staz On black 'cos I wanted it to be partly on the embossing.
(I removed the mask for that bit) ;)
....those three stamps are all from the Ephemera 1 #048 plate.

...stamped the ticket from The Open Road 1 #047 plate in Distress Ink faded jeans at the bottom.
..you may have to click on the image to enlarge to see this a bit better!

..liked that ;)

.....used Distress Ink aged mahogany to colourise some spare bits of card.
...stamped the T!m love stamp in Versafine onyx black tattering the edges and distressing with the aged mahogany and made some word fragments layered onto black card.

You really must pop over to see all the "Love" that has been created by the rest of the team ;)

So don't forget.............the monthly challenge is "Love"
The rules are simple... all you need to do is make a piece of art, be it a card, ATC, wall art, altered art, post card ;)... just remember that it must include some rubber stamping and the theme... and... if you use Artistic Stamper stamps on your entry you will be entered into the draw twice! The prize is £15 worth of stamps from the Artistic Stamper shop... along with the KlingOn to mount them onto.
I hope you get chance to play at the challenge... it is open until February 28th and the winner will be chosen by Random.org shortly after :)

Thanks for looking and happy stamping
xoxo Sioux


  1. like the wording youve picked for this piece - nice work!

  2. Great art again, Sioux!Love the copper look - its been a LONG time since I used copper EP... have loads somewhere!

  3. Beautiful. and I love the sentiment

    love Dawn xx

  4. Love your ATC Sioux! Brilliant design! xx

  5. Loving your take on the love theme x

  6. Fab!!! Love the dotty backgrouns and the little touch of pink...fab creation! Hugs Juls


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